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Crinoid

The delicate head of a crinoid

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This fossil shows the head of a crinoid called Periechocrinites moniliformis. They lived about 430 million years ago in warm tropical seas at the edge of a coral reef similar to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia today. This fossil is probably from Shropshire.

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